The Massachusetts Review

If you’re looking for online literary magazines for you to join then, here’s the perfect journal for you. The Massachusetts Review is accepting all kinds of literary pieces, from fiction writing and poetry to articles and essays.


Since 1959, The Massachusetts Review has been invested in creating a suitable platform for aspiring literary writers. It was conceived by like-minded faculty and writers in Western Massachusetts area. They hoped that by providing this avenue, they could inspire the youth to embrace their talent and pursue their dreams.


If you’re interested to be a part of this team then, do take note the guidelines they’re looking for. For fiction, you can include a story every time you submit. They don’t have any specifications regarding the genre but do take note that each story has to be within 8,000 words. In short, each of your submissions should not exceed 30 pages. For poetry, you can send up to six poems. Again, they do not bind you to any sort of theme or genre but each poem should be within 100 lines. For articles or essays, any topic or theme is welcome. You can discuss your favorite literary pieces and writers. You can include any discussion about art, music or drama. You can even talk about science, philosophy and public affairs. The sky’s the limit.


But make sure that your pieces contain depth and breadth. The reason why they choose not to specify a lot of requirements is due to the fact that they do not wish to inhibit your writing in any way. Their very existence is to serve as your platform and they wish to maintain that through the years. That being said, you are welcome to submit your entries whole year-round. But before you do, it’s best to check out their previous issues here to get an idea what you’re up against.